Expanding woodland regeneration on marginal Southern Queensland pastures using market-based instruments: A landowners' perspective

Maraseni, T. and Dargusch, P. (2008) Expanding woodland regeneration on marginal Southern Queensland pastures using market-based instruments: A landowners' perspective. Australasian Journal of Environmental Management, 15 2: 104-113. doi:10.1080/14486563.2008.9725190


Author Maraseni, T.
Dargusch, P.
Title Expanding woodland regeneration on marginal Southern Queensland pastures using market-based instruments: A landowners' perspective
Journal name Australasian Journal of Environmental Management   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1448-6563
Publication date 2008-01-01
Year available 2008
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/14486563.2008.9725190
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 15
Issue 2
Start page 104
End page 113
Total pages 10
Editor Dargusch, P.
Griffiths, A.
Place of publication Melbourne
Publisher Environment Institute of Australia and New Zealand with Hallmark Editions
Language eng
Subject C1
820105 Softwood Plantations
070599 Forestry Sciences not elsewhere classified
Abstract Interviews with private landowners are used to identify important constraints on how market-based instruments can be used to expand woodland regeneration on marginal pastures in the southern Queensland region of Australia. Landowners highlighted three types of constraints: those related to the uncertainty over what rules will govern a mandatory carbon trading scheme in Australia; those related to how landowners can measure and sell their carbon credits; and those related to whether the initiative will be profitable for landowners. Case analysis of the 'Emissions Biodiversity Exchange Project for the 21st Century' (EBEX21) program of Landcare Research New Zealand are then used to reveal ways in which similar constraints have been successfully addressed in the context of marginal pastures in New Zealand. The EBEX21 program demonstrates how a government policy initiative can provide support to landowners by: (1) informing landowners about carbon trading opportunities; (2) ensuring satisfactory regeneration of woodlands (including the use of appropriate practices for fire and livestock exclusion and pest and weed management); (3) helping landowners measure and verify their carbon credits; and (4) providing a transparent system (through carboNZero) for landowners to engage with potential buyers of carbon credits.
Keyword Environmental Studies
Environmental Sciences & Ecology
ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: 2009 Higher Education Research Data Collection
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